September Meeting

FAB O&M Show

Executive Director Corner

Golf Tournament

August Newsletter PDF

Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

FMANM Health Care Committee

Upcoming Events Calendar

2015 Programs Announced

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August 19—Healthcare Insurance Updates/Affordable Care Act

September 16—The Film Industry and Your Facility

October—FAB O&M Show

November 18—Facility Energy Efficiency Audits

December 16—Holiday Socia


Purchasing Agent

Harold Oliver Madsen

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Board of Directors


George Jimenez

Vice President

Tom Plummer
Indian Health Service


Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
W 505 883 3000 
C 505 252 2707
F 505 883 1719

Dave Jensen
R.E. Michel Co.
505-239-5721 cell


Kevin Givens
The Johnston Co.


Mary Beth Hames
Compliance Analyst (RIMS)
PNM Resources, Inc.
505.241.4417 (Office)
Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Selby Lucero
Facility Manager
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union
Jessica Leyva
Account Manager
SMI Facility Services
Micaela Sandoval
Account Manager
Moving Solutions

Executive Director

Carolee Griffin
505-377-5309 cell


Web Master

Roy Evans
505 577 4145




Show Biz Buzz: YOU Should Be In Pictures
How to Get Involved in the Albuquerque Film Scene

Ann Lerner heads up the City of Albuquerque’s Film Office, which is located in the Department of Economic Development, Mayor’s Office. The mission of the office is to promote and attract the film industry to the City of Albuquerque.  Ann says she has the best job in the city.

Job responsibilities for the film office include marketing, location scouting, production meetings, community walk-through, on-site visits, location follow-ups, and coordination of special screenings. She has been involved with job training, business recruitment, educational opportunities and community outreach.  Keeping ABQ Film Friendly is her number one goal.

Ann brings a twenty year background in the film industry to the office, as an owner/line producer for her own commercial film production company, specializing in TV commercials. She has produced local, regional and national television commercials, filming on location all over the United States, and Toronto.  She has a Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas in Special Education, and taught special needs children for four years, before changing careers and entering into the wacky world of film.
Ann serves on the Governor’s Council on Film and Digital Industries, the CNM Advisory Board, and the University of Kansas Film Advisory Board.

Make plans today to join the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico at 7 am on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, at the Garduno’s Uptown Restaurant to get the scoop on Albuquerque’s show biz buzz.  Cost is $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members but FIRST TIME FACILITY MANAGERS ARE ALWAYS FREE.  Go online to to reserve your space and pay for your reservation.

Lights! Camera! Action!  See you in September.


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Click here for Ann Lerner's Biography




The ONLY Tradeshow for Facility Folks
is Back and Halloween Sets the Theme

Join Corporate Sponsor “Advantage Security”
for Great Contacts and Information


Facility Managers:  Mark your calendar today to take off on Friday afternoon, October 30th, 2015, from noon to 4, and head over to a brand new, exciting venue---The Hotel Cascada--- to attend the 2015 Facility and Building Operations and Maintenance Show, a professional tradeshow designed ONLY for you!  See the latest and greatest in products and services that make running your building easier and more efficient, presented by suppliers who want to EARN your business.  Free $50 gift certificates just for attending, free food and beverages, free parking, and a cash bar complete the Halloween-themed kick- off to your weekend.  Reward your whole staff and leave work early.  Questions?  Call Carolee at 505-377-5309 or email  Can’t wait to see YOU at 2015 FAB O&M Show!

Suppliers:  Get your name in front of facility decision makers who are members of the very high profile Facility Manager Association of New Mexico (FMANM), and the New Mexico Society for Healthcare Engineering (NMSHE).   Complete information and registration will be online in early September at,  click the FAB O&M Exhibitors Registration tab.  Last year ALL booths sold out so start planning now to register and pay online to be part of the 2015 FAB O&M Show.

NEW THIS YEAR! Corporate Sponsorships are available.  Join Advantage Security and make a statement at the TOP by purchasing YOUR place in preferred advertising for only $400.00.  Contact Carolee at 505-377-5309 for all the details. 


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Affordable Care Act
Demystified in August

Amber Jaramillo with the Indian Health Service has spent a considerable part of her life helping people understand and make informed choices about a very hot topic:  The Affordable Care Act, which essentially expands Medicare coverage to millions of low-income Americans, holds insurance companies accountable, lowers healthcare cost, guarantees more choices, and, in the end, enhances the quality of care for all Americans.

“The burden of unpaid hospital bills is crushing us,” she said.  “A more effective system should maintain minimum essential coverage but be affordable.  Minimum essential coverage means a set of required services that should not cost more than 9.5% of one’s total income.  Because of ACA, 20 million more folks in the United States are now insured, so it is working!” she said.

Ms. Jaramillo explained how ACA has affected the American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Many of these people fall below the Federal poverty level.  “In the long run, people without coverage end up paying  twice as much for healthcare,” she said.  She explained the fee-for-service model, and the tax credit/cost sharing reduction model.

Members and guests of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico closed out the meeting with specific questions about healthcare options.  As FMANM President George Jimenez commented in closing, “This is a very complex topic and Amber did a great job in shedding light on it!”


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Executive Director Column

     Please join me in welcoming back Joseph Rodriguez to the Board of Directors for the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico.  After a brief hiatus, “ JROD” is back, this time heading up the team at the Santa Ana Star Casino as the Director of Facilities and Construction.  Joseph first joined the FMA Board in 2006 and has twice served us as President, once as Vice President, but has always maintained insightful, genuine, and steady guidance for the organization.

A Marine who served his country beginning with the Viet Nam War era, Joe brings the kind of leadership that provides vision for the future while simultaneously putting out the fires at his feet.  If you are a supplier and have ever been fortunate enough to work for Joe, you know the joy of working with and for a seasoned facility manager who takes the time to understand what you provide, who is able to communicate what he needs, and who then assists you in being able to deliver the services or products necessary for success, both for your company, and ultimately to sustain his facility.    

     Please warmly welcome Joseph back to the Board of Directors for the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico!



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Fifth Annual Golf Scholarship Fundraiser
Featured Happy Crowd, Door Prizes for All!

With 127 golfers and 14 helpers, the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico 2015 Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament will guarantee a record donation this December to the scholarship funds at Central New Mexico Community College and The University of New Mexico.  After dominating all three “nines” on a picture perfect day at the Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course,  golfers and golf helpers alike left the event with a door prize in hand.

Loyalty from the membership and its many supporters (both members and non-member companies alike) who believe in and support our educational initiative is the one constant factor in the annual event’s continued success.  Distinct contributions, both large and small, from countless companies and outstanding individuals personalized the gathering.

Again the trend to companies fielding multiple teams of golfers continued as they competed in the Championship Division to win the esteemed silver trophy.

Tables full of valuable door prizes mitigated even a bad day on the greens.  Power tools, a guitar, restaurant gift certificates, and loads of golf gear and much much more left with the athletes after the post-game buffet.

Mark Awe from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway/Johnson Controls raved on: “Wow!  Great people, wonderful grounds and clubhouse, food, and door prizes for all!  See you next year, that is for certain!”  

Tournament Sponsors

Platinum Level Tournament Sponsor


Gold Level Tournament Sponsors


Silver Level Tournament Sponsors


Hole-In-One Sponsors


Hole Sponsors

Single Hole Sponsor

National Roofing
Sunland Asphalt
Armour Pavement
SMI Facility Services
Mike's Quality Painting
Eaton Sales & Service LLC
General Mills
Klinger Construction


1/2 Hole Sponsor

Industrial Water Engineering
Western States Fire Protection

Thank you to our Door Prize Donors:

Ace Asphalt
Advantage Security
Albuquerque Convention Center
Alvarado Management
Amerind Risk Management
Armour Pavement
Brian McPartlon Roofing
Buehler Companies
Cummins Diesel
Dave’s Ground Maintenance
Eaton Sales and Service
Essential Safety Products
Ferguson Supply
General Mills
Hotel Cascada
Industrial Water Engineering
Johnson Controls
Johnstone Supply
Klinger Construction
La Vida Llena
Matheson TriGas

Moving Solutions
National Distributing
National Roofing
Nusenda Credit Union
Outta Control
Overhead Door Co.
Pumps and Service
Sagebrush Church
Sealant Specialists
Sherwin Williams
SMI Facility Services
Southern Wine and Spirits
Stoneface Tavern
The Groundskeeper
The Johnston Company
Thunderbird Harley Davidson
Total Wine and Spirits
Travers Mechanical
Western States Fire Protection
Williamson Restoration
Wilson Mohr/Relevant Solutions
Zia Rising Management


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CNM Scholarship Fund Endowed in February

The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico has the greater goal of raising money to give to scholarship for tradesmen and women who are entering the HVAC, electrical, building controls, and plumbing trades. At the February meeting the FMA board-- from left, Carolee Griffin, Lori Gunnare, Mike Chavez, Mary Beth Hames, and Jessica Leyva present CNM’S Samantha Starr with a check for $4,500.00. To Samantha’s left are Kevin Givens, Tom Plummer, Selby Lucero, and Dave Jensen, also FMA board members.

Money for this scholarship and another at UNM come from proceeds from the annual golf tournament and the FMA trade show which is held each fall.


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Attention Healthcare Facility Managers
Or Any FM who Needs Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau conducts hazardous waste inspections at hospitals, pharmacies, as well as other types of facilities.  They offer their services to conduct free training concerning managing hazardous waste at hospitals and pharmacies.  Having recently conducted inspections at several hospitals, they have found the majority of them to be out of compliance.  Their aim to provide this training to large audiences spreads the information more quickly than individually inspecting each hospital/pharmacy.

But beyond healthcare, NMED believes they might be able to target some training for other diverse and various types of facilities.  Compliance assistance is a key component in their program and keeping facilities in compliance makes the job a lot easier. 

Need more information to start this discussion? Contact Janine Kraemer, CHMM, Hazardous Waste Supervisor for the New Mexico Environment Department, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1,Santa Fe NM 87505 office  505-476-4372, or email to  or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at

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